Before you ask, no. I had nothing to do with this.

There is a hidden easter egg in the latest revision of Google Earth, the formula for access to which is currently making the rounds.

Basically, to quote TechCrunch

To access the hidden feature, open Google Earth and hit Command+Option+A (note it must be capital A) or Ctrl+Alt+A if you're using a Windows Machine.

However, given my obvious conflict of interest, I'll just take exception to TechCrunch's final statement:

…It wasn't perfect, but it was as good visually as the paid Microsoft Flight Simulator, and in terms of actually presenting real objects it was better…

Obviously they haven't looked at FSX. The two products have both different visual focusses and merits. How does the terrain and imagery look outside of major cities? How do those airports compare? How are the flight systems? ATC?

I'll just stop now before I dig myself into a hole :-)

I have to say though, as easter eggs go, it's a goody. It's up their with the shooter in Excel 95. Btw, Excel 97 had a flight sim based easter egg too…